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47% of jobs will disappear in the next 25 years, according to Oxford University

Published by anna Date posted on December 27, 2016

by PHILIP PERRY, December 27, 2016 The Trump campaign ran on bringing jobs back to American shores, although mechanization has been the biggest reason for manufacturing jobs’ disappearance. Similar losses have led to populist movements in several other countries. But instead of a pro-job growth future, economists across the board predict further losses as AI,…

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Attorney: Unpaid wages violations “pervasive”

Published by anna Date posted on December 26, 2016

By Heidi Turner, December 26, 2016 The phrase donning and doffing is used to describe situations where employees put on or take off special gear or clothing for their work, but donning and doffing lawsuits are part of a larger area of litigation known as unpaid wages litigation, where employees are not properly paid for…

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18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women (VAW)

Published by anna Date posted on December 23, 2016

As part of the 18-day campaign to end violence against women (VAW) in the Philippines, PMAP and TUCP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 23 November 2016 on joint work for programs against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) at the workplace.among other issues. Gender based violence at work Convention to stop gbv Pmap tucp mou article

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Ship captain, 17 others hurt in oil tanker explosion in Bataan

Published by anna Date posted on December 15, 2016

A report reaching the PRO3 says the ship’s engine was being powered up when crew members heard an ‘irregular noise,’ followed by a burst of flames by Jun A. Malig, Rappler, December 15, 2016 PAMPANGA, Philippines – A ship captain and 17 crew members and apprentices were injured when an explosion occurred in the engine…

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Vietnam seeks new growth model in wake of TPP’s demise

Published by anna Date posted on December 14, 2016

By Jessica Tana, December 14, 2016 Cheap labour, good personal security, and a stable government has long attracted foreign investment to Vietnam. However, the increasing minimum wage, capped working hours, and the looming death of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) means Vietnam’s recent stellar economic growth may begin to wane unless some urgent changes are…

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Rising income inequality: do not draw the obvious conclusions

Published by anna Date posted on December 11, 2016

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$100-B export target reset to 2020 as global demand remains sluggish

Published by anna Date posted on December 8, 2016

By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), December 8, 2016 The Philippines targets to reach the $100-billion milestone next year under the original Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP) 2015-2017, but successive setbacks in the country’s export growth behind sluggish global trade have prompted government and export group officials to scale down and push back targets. AP/Koji…

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Gender-based violence at work – International Trade Union Confederation

Published by anna Date posted on November 29, 2016

Gender-based violence at work – International Trade Union Confederation  

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Convention to STOP gender based violence in the world of work

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Dear sisters, Join the campaign for an International Labour Convention to STOP gender based violence in the world of work WHAT IS THE ISSUE? Gender-based violence is a fundamental violation of human rights. It is a manifestation of gender-based discrimination and of unequal power relations between men and women, which it also perpetuates. Gender-based violence…

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Workplace deaths at record high: 143 workers were killed and 86 workers were injured in 43 serious workplace incidents in the Philippines in 2015

Published by anna Date posted on April 7, 2016
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Year-ender: The dilemma of Philippine income tax system

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 25, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Danielle Clara Dandan, a 26-year-old writer from Makati, is preparing for her wedding next year. If she has her way, she would have wanted the law lowering income tax passed before year-end.

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Most Filipinos unable to meet medical costs of critical illnesses

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 25, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Eighty-four percent of Filipinos are not financially prepared for medical costs in case they are diagnosed with critical illnesses, such as heart disease.

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A hard landing in China could ‘shake the world’

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 20, 2015

“A slowing China redistributes global economic activity through the commodity channel as much as dampening it” China’s slowdown is already playing out across the world, dragging down commodity prices and weighing on trade partners.

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Poor financial literacy hampers Philippine growth

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 12, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Despite the country’s recent economic gains, Sen. Sonny Angara lamented the poor ranking of the Philippines in a recent financial literacy index, which he said may hamper the government’s efforts to pursue inclusive growth.

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Philippine annual rice wastage hits P1 B

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 4, 2015

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – A million “food guardians” will be generated for 100 million Filipino rice consumers after the National Food Authority (NFA) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported that wastage of rice had gone up to P10 billion yearly or around P27 million daily.

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Messages of Condolence

Published by anna Date posted on October 30, 2015

      I would like to personally extend my condolences to the family of Senator Herrera and the TUCP. I pay tribute to him not only as a great labor leader who dedicated his life to improving and defending the lives of Filipino workers, but also as a Solidarity Center partner to implement worker…

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Loan sharks remain popular among low-income Filipinos

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 21, 2015

Filipinos continue to seek credit from loan sharks and other informal lenders than go to banks for their financial needs, according to the results of a World Bank survey.

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Protected: Evaluation report

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 11, 2015

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Protected: Final report

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Phl among worst places to die – study

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 10, 2015

A 2015 Quality of Death study index has listed the Philippines as one of the worst places to die, next to Iraq and Bangladesh.

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Philippines losing P300 B to disasters yearly

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 5, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Losing more than P300 billion from natural disasters and calamities every year, the Philippines is at the forefront of a new global cooperation seeking to reduce financial vulnerabilities to natural catastrophes.

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Filipinos last longest, PH tops global list of porn site viewers

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 15, 2015

MANILA, Philippines—Filipinos spent the most time watching adult videos, topping the worldwide list of a porn site’s 2014 year in review.

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Philippines among ‘most worsened’ states

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 26, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — The Fragile States Index sounded off the Philippines with a “very high warning” as it ranked 52nd most fragile country and 5th “most worsened.”

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Phl among Top 10 worsened states

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 24, 2014

2014 saw the breakdown of the nation. Criminality reigned. Street murders and holdups rose, as cops only watched. Motorcycle gunmen assassinated even minor targets for a liter of liquor. Cabbies leveled up from shortchanging to robbing passengers at gunpoint. Bizarre new rules discouraged gun licensees from renewing, swelling the volume of loose firearms. Witnesses against…

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PH 15th largest exporter of dirty money in developing world

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 18, 2014

Over $9.16 billion in dirty money streamed out of the Philippines in 2012, depriving the economy of funds that could have been used to combat poverty and boost growth, says a Global Financial Integrity study

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Philippines named as one of the most racist countries in the world

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 12, 2014

Recent data from the World Value Survey shows that the Philippines is one of the most racist countries in the world. This survey basically asked people what kinds of people they wouldn’t want to live near and then counted the amount of people who chose ‘people of a different race’ for each country. Apparently, societies,…

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PH to miss Millennium Devt Goal on poverty

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 20, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) says recent disasters that hit the country make it impossible to reduce poverty, based on targets set in the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations.

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Country slips anew in logistics ranking

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THE PHILIPPINES fell for the second time in a row in a World Bank ranking that tracks how efficiently goods can be traded across borders.

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Phl in The Economist top ten list

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 19, 2014

How is that for a headline? P-Noy is always urging columnists to be positive about the country. At long last we landed among the top 10 in a list prepared by the prestigious magazine, The Economist. And we are ahead of Thailand and Indonesia too.

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Schroder sees losses as Aquino rejects risk of an overheating PHL economy

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 22, 2014

PRESIDENT Aquino’s confidence that there is no risk of overheating in Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economy isn’t reflected in the country’s bond market. Sovereign peso notes fell 5 percent in three months in local-currency terms, the most among 32 emerging-market indexes tracked by Bloomberg, while the Philippines currency dropped 2 percent against the dollar. Inflation quickened…

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